German firm SQS, which is listed on the London stock exchange and employs 200 people in Dublin and Belfast, is to create another 75 jobs as it expands its Irish operations.

The software quality specialist says 50 of the new positions will be based in Dublin and 25 in Belfast. It wants to recruit for 30 of those positions before the end of the year.

The new jobs are high end specialist roles and include software quality engineers, software testing managers, business analysts, performance engineers and software test analysts.